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Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order

Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed four executive orders immediately after his inauguration today, including one that outlaws discrimination against LGBT state employees.
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The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide

The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Whorephobia drives me insane, especially when it results in separation and even worse among sex workers. Perhaps nowhere is this as clear than the divide between porn stars and all the other sex wo...

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New Campaign Seeks To Make Term For Female Masturbation Official, Suggestions Welcome!

New Campaign Seeks To Make Term For Female Masturbation Official, Suggestions Welcome! | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Ten points to the person who comes up with the perfect term for female masturbation! The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education is looking to make sure that female sexuality gets the same, healthy recognition as male.

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Hetero Men Complain About Sexual Rejection From Women. Really?

Hetero Men Complain About Sexual Rejection From Women. Really? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Over at Eros Blog, Bacchus has an interesting discussion about a point raised in Adrienne West's post at Thought Catalog. In West's "true sex story", she writes about her discovery that men like po...

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It's long, it's ranty, it's real.

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Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community

Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Though ‘Wicca’ and ‘paganism’ are often used interchangeably, paganism encompasses a diverse community including Druids, Shamans, Odinists and Heathens.  Wicca itself, has many sub-sections: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Faery, Pictish and Kitchen Wicca are among the many. Though no single set of beliefs, tests or practices are shared by them all, they can be roughly characterised by: polytheism, the belief in multiple deities; pantheism, the belief that the spiritual and material universes are connected; belief in the afterlife; and an emphasis on ritual. And, like any widespread belief, paganism is not immune to infighting and disagreements.

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Ignore Me, I'll Pay You; Blackmail Me, I'll Pay You Again (About Financial Domination & Humiliation Fetishes)

Ignore Me, I'll Pay You; Blackmail Me, I'll Pay You Again (About Financial Domination & Humiliation Fetishes) | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
"Whip me, beat me, make me write bad checks." It's a classic humorous line about BDSM (though the origins are murky), but that last bit would seem to hit at the heart of the plethora of financial g...

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Male Hormones: Hard Heads In Cooler Weather Prevail?

Male Hormones: Hard Heads In Cooler Weather Prevail? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
OK, now that October has passed, I've been thinking again about winter romance and what drives it... For the past few years, there's been more of a focus on changes in male hormones ~ cycles, if yo...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 7, 12:31 PM

Studies about male hormone cycles ~ true or false?

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5 Ways Your Clitoris Affects Your Orgasm, Because Size and Shape Can Matter

5 Ways Your Clitoris Affects Your Orgasm, Because Size and Shape Can Matter | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We tend to think that our clitorises are the same as everyone else’s clitorises, and leave it at that. After all, how much variation can there really be in such a tiny nub — and who has time to worry about stuff like that? Chances are, most of the anatomy-based time you have marked off in your
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Understanding The “What” In “What Do You Desire?”

Understanding The “What” In “What Do You Desire?” | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Examining the what in what do you desire? provides deeper understanding to the nuances of the motivation behind sex.

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“She wanted to be normal. We both did”: Why gender, sexuality, and desire matter

“She wanted to be normal. We both did”: Why gender, sexuality, and desire matter | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The teenagers file into the classroom, an army of baggy jeans and stiff hair, acrylic nails and cell phones. They number at least thirty, maybe forty. Their teacher is forcing them to be here, because a community organization has sent me to talk to them about what it means to be a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The idea is that the more contact young people have with queers, the less likely they will be to hate us or worse.


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Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money.

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Escorts make $100 a hand job — but entrepreneurs like me? We make $5,000 a night. Welcome to the new economy of the oldest profession.


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Sonya - Vampire Mistress Of The Night Plush Sex Doll

Sonya - Vampire Mistress Of The Night Plush Sex Doll | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Sonya - Vampire Mistress Of The Night

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How to stay obsessed and enamored: The best way to save a marriage is sex

How to stay obsessed and enamored: The best way to save a marriage is sex | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Some octogenarians recently told the Pope that sex is the key to marital success--and research shows they're right

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10 more strange facts about penises

10 more strange facts about penises | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
From a fish with genitals on its head to four-headed privates, we bring you more odd trivia about the male member
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Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims

Coercion Dressed Up As Compassion for L.A.'s Teen 'Sex Trafficking' Victims | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Teenagers may not have the full capacity to consent or bear as full a responsibility for their actions as adults do, but they're not mentally incapacitated. The government shouldn't be able to lock up a 15-year-old girl 'til her 18th birthday to stop her from having sex in a way of which it disapproves. 

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Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview Part Four: What Women Want To Know About Being A CamGirl

Exclusive Kaylee Pond Interview Part Four: What Women Want To Know About Being A CamGirl | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We've been talking with the lovely 26 year-old webcam model, and self proclaimed geek, Kaylee Pond. In this last part (yes, I know; it's sad to see it end!), Kaylee answers some more personal quest...

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When men who abstain from pre-marital sex get married - The Week Magazine

When men who abstain from pre-marital sex get married - The Week Magazine | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Young men who take abstinence pledges have trouble adjusting to sexual norms when they become husbands

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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 5, 1:23 PM

Study finds that men struggle to adjust viewing sex as something healthy and not taboo after marriage.

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Uterus Cross Stitch Pattern

Uterus Cross Stitch Pattern | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Uterus cross stitch pattern. Download in PDF format. Stitch Count: 105 x 74 Design Area: 4.5 by 6 on 14 ct. Made with DMC floss. The finished product
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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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When Porn Stars Have To Teach You About Body Image

When Porn Stars Have To Teach You About Body Image | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Porn stars are often criticized for, well, just about everything. In this case, we're talking about how they (like nearly every mainstream model, actress, or celebrity) are blamed for perpetuating ...

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Sean Pusol's curator insight, October 5, 9:43 PM

interesting read 

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Sex On The Rag

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A decade ago, Vixen wrote about coitus during menses (yes, Sex Kitten is that old ~ older even!). Since then, sex during menstruation has moved from a taboo to a fetish. Not for everyone. And certa...

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Activists Use 'Classic Porn' Imagery To Promote Consent At Colleges

Activists Use 'Classic Porn' Imagery To Promote Consent At Colleges | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Women's advocacy group UltraViolet launched a new campaign Thursday to promote consent before sex among college students and to keep pressure on college rankings publisher Princeton Review to survey students about sexual assault.

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Calling All Superheroes - We're Looking for 2014's Top Sex Bloggers

Calling All Superheroes - We're Looking for 2014's Top Sex Bloggers | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year again and we’re on the hunt for the Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2014. We’re looking for writers with charisma and courage, writers who are on a mission to promote sex positivity and save the world from bad sex. Because when you think about it, that job is pretty damned heroic. After all, the vast majority of people would choose rushing into a burning building over uttering words like "orgasm" or "clitoris" or "anal sex" in a public setting.


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Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for @Gracie Passette's blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten

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Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for my blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten

Gracie Passette's curator insight, October 1, 2:08 PM

Leave a comment to nominate &/or state why you are voting for a specific sex blog/sex blogger.


And this is where you can vote for my blog: http://www.kinkly.com/top-sex-bloggers/sex-kitten


(If you do vote for my blog, thank you!)

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Spanking Is Great for Sex. Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.

Spanking Is Great for Sex. Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Once again, I’ve been accused of pedophilia. Well, to be technical, my sexual identity was called “somewhat pedophilic.” But we’re talking about one of the most loathsome things a person can be accused of, so why split hairs? I’m also regularly told that my sexuality is “repulsive,” “damaged,” and “abusive.”...
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Beware Popular Lies About Sex

Beware Popular Lies About Sex | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Not “myths,” but lies.


Katie Couric recently embarrassed herself during an interview with psychologist David Ley about pornography. When he calmly described to her what a range of scientific studies say about porn’s effects on behavior and our brain—that it’s minimal—Couric raised her voice, rolled her eyes, and said she was sick of science. “Can’t we use some common sense here?”


Actually, no. Common sense clearly tells us that the Earth is flat. Want some science with that, Ma’am?


In contrast, Couric believed the fact-less, emotional rantings of her other guest—because they fit Couric’s existing beliefs. Like all morning TV hosts, her job is to say bland things, not to think. At least Couric didn’t lie; she’s just uninterested in facts.


Some people do lie. Here are some popular lies about sex that are easy to believe because they make “common sense”—and because some people are making a lot of money and maintaining large support bases promoting these lies.


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The Gender Book

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The Gender Book
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“ A gender 101 resource for anyone and everyone!
Fully illustrated and colorful resource that’s a 09-page hardback book, and available online for free or your love donation....
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.